Adapting to Extreme Weather

Soil Nutrients Fact Sheet

Micronutrient Fertilization

PANTA Jim Hoorman Flyer Feb 2020

SOIL HEALTH & COVER CROPS
The 24th class of No-Till Innovators have supported the adoption of cover crops, better nutrient management, improved soil health and timely, educational events and opportunities. Video / Article

Biology of Soil Compaction:  Describes how and why soils compact and what farm management practices can be implement to reduce soil compaction, and create healthy soils that are profitable and environmentally sound.

Courting the Two M's: In depth information about Metarhizium fungi (Insect parasites and Nitrogen enhancers) and Mycorrhizae fungi (P and micronutrient uptake, pest suppression, etc.) impact on creating healthy soils.

Tire stubble Damage
When Weeds Talk
Food Nutrient Density
Cover Crop Herbicide CarryOver
Prescription Tillage Technology (PTT): STP Disc Blades Contact Hoorman Soil Health Services: 419-421-7255
Paying for Carbon Credits
Ohio Corn Performance Test: Northwest Ohio / South and Southwest Ohio
Conservation Best Management Practices
Biology of Soil Compaction Leading Edge
Cover Crop Recipe: Before SoyBeans MCCC
Cover Crop Recipe: Before Corn MCCC
Cover Crop Economics
Cover Crop Economics
Corn Stalks in Surface Water
Compaction Problems in early planted corn
Flooding Compaction and Carbon Calculations
4Rs: Right Rate, Source, Place, & Time
25 Tips to Manage and Grow Cover Crops
Adapting Agriculture to Extreme Weather
Cover Crop Benefits
Cereal rye in soybeans and corn
Corn Fertilizer Micronutrients
Corn Myths
No-till Corn Planting
Corn Stalks Issues Part 1
Corn Stalk Solutions Part 2
Cover Crops after wheat
Fall planted cover crops
Blanchard River Flooding
Dealing with Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) and Dissolved Reactive Phosphorus (DRP)
No-till and Soil Compaction Struggles
Phosphorus Best Management Practices and Lime
Palmer Amaranth
Palmer Amaranth and Waterhemp
Phosphorus Problems: Part 1
Phosphorus Solutions: Part 2
Corn Silage Pricing
Cereal Rye as a Feed
Soil Compaction Remedies
Soil Health Key Points
Macro-Micro-nutrients
Soil Microbes Recycling Nutrients
Interpreting Soil Tests
Sorghum Sudan
Spring Corn Nitrogen
Strip Tillage Benefits
Ecological Farming (ECO Farming)
Soil Health
Using Cover Crops to Reduce Soil Compaction

Environmental Impacts of Cover Crops - Jim Hoorman
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INTERVIEW FOR THE NATIONAL NO-TILL EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Photos from Randall Reeder at Nathan Brause farm. 
We are being interviewed by Matt Reese. 
Nathan Brause is the Ohio No-till Council Innovative Farmer of the Year. I am being interviewed for the National No-till Educator of the Year Award. 
farm tillage
Tillage is Like a Drug Addiction

Civilization and the world population started increasing when humans began growing their own food to feed themselves and their livestock rather than pursuing and hunting wild game. The first human cultivation of crops probably was no-till, requiring very little cultivation.  The first crops for human consumption may have been with a stick to create a hole and a seed bed for a kernel of grain.  With time, our early human ancestors used livestock to speed up the planting of crops. 
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soil
Are USA Soil Erosion Rates Sustainable?

Soil is a gift of life and the basis for modern civilization.  The soil provides humans with food, fiber for clothes, shelter (wood, bricks, metals), foundation for our buildings, medicines, and a place to live and play.  
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Discovering How Cover Crops Impact Cropland Habitat for Pests: Voles, Slugs, and Other Pests

Pest problems like voles, slugs and army worms tend to be cyclical in nature and can have dramatic impacts when there's an outbreak. Understanding the role that cover crops and no-till can play in creating the conditions for these pest to thrive can help producers make management decisions. This webinar is first of a two-part series dealing with managing cover crops and tillage to minimize pest problems.
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Managing Cover Crops and No-till to Reduce Pest Problems (part 2)
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